The Tupelo Gum, also called Swamp Gum or Water Gum, is a tree that has adapted to live in swamps and very wet soil. The base of the Tupelo Gum is wider than the rest of the tree, which gives it more stability in soft and swampy soils. It grows in the South from
The fruit of the Tupelo Gum is ripe in late summer and early fall and is an important food source for wildlife. The honey made from Tupelo Gum is quite expensive and rare and it is said to be very delicious.